The Toastmasters ExperienceSpeaking to large or small groups is intimidating for many people. At Speak for Success Toastmasters you will have an opportunity to learn how to successfully formulate, express, and sell your ideas and yourself in a non-threatening environment. Practicing in a safe environment allows you to develop your confidence and get rid of that nervousness you feel when called upon to speak. You will also improve your ability to listen to, and evaluate other people's ideas, and develop leadership skills along the way.
The Toastmasters program is not a college, trade school, or other formal course in public speaking. There are no instructors, professors, or classrooms. No one’s work is graded and no tests are administered. In Toastmasters, members learn by studying the manuals, practicing, and helping one another. Learning takes place in the Club environment. Club meetings are like a laboratory where you study and practice communication and leadership skills with others who are there for the same reason as you. You learn by doing and by watching fellow Club members. Our members have a wide range of speaking skills ranging from "novice" to "expert" (Placing in the top 10 at the international speech contest).
During Club meetings you will build "quick thinking" skills as you give one -- to two-minute speeches on general subjects during table topics. You’ll introduce speakers, conduct meetings, and perform other roles that will give you plenty of practice in a variety of communication experiences, but your greatest learning will come from preparing and presenting speeches based on the projects from the Toastmasters manuals.
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Speak for Success Toastmaster provides a warm and supportive environment in which to learn and grow. Not only is it lots of fun, it works!